MYP language and literature courses in English and Spanish include a balanced study of genres and literary texts, including a world literature component. Students’ interactions with texts generate moral, social, economic, political, cultural and environmental insights. Through their studies, students learn how to form opinions, make decisions, and engage in ethical reasoning.
Acquiring an additional language and exploring and reflecting on the cultural perspectives of our own and other communities. It is central for developing critical thinking and international-mindedness, provides an intellectual framework to support personal development, cultural identity, and conceptual understanding. All ASB students are enrolled in Euskera as their additional language. However, based on MAP Exam results and teacher recommendation, a student will take English as a Language Acquisition course instead of Language and Literature.
The MYP individuals and societies subject group incorporates disciplines traditionally studied under humanities and social sciences. This subject group encourages learners to respect and understand the world around them and equips them with the necessary skills to inquire into historical, geographical, political, social, economic, and cultural factors that affect individuals, societies and environments. At ASB we offer Integrated Humanities for MYP 1 to MYP 3 and MYP 2 and MYP 3 students are enrolled in the MYP Ciencias Sociales course to meet national curriculum requirements in addition to the Integrated Humanities course.
The MYP sciences framework aims to guide students to independently and collaboratively investigate issues through research, observation, and experimentation. The MYP sciences curriculum explores the connections between science and everyday life. As they investigate real examples of science applications, students discover the tensions and dependencies between science and morality, ethics, culture, economics, politics, and the environment.
The framework for MYP mathematics outlines four branches of mathematical study: Number, Algebra, Geometry and trigonometry, and Statistics and probability. Mathematics in the MYP is tailored to the needs of students, seeking to intrigue and motivate them to want to learn its principles. Students should see authentic examples of how mathematics is useful and relevant to their lives and be encouraged to apply it to new situations.
In MYP arts, students function as artists as well as learners of the arts. Artists have to be curious. By developing curiosity about themselves, others and the world, students become effective learners, inquirers, and creative problem-solvers. Students create, perform and present arts in ways that engage and convey feelings, experiences and ideas. Through this practice, students acquire new skills and master those developed in prior learning. At ASB we offer both Visual Arts and Music as our Performing Arts for all MYP students.
Inquiry and problem-solving are at the heart of design. MYP design requires the use of the design cycle as a tool, which provides: the methodology to structure the inquiry and analyze problems; the development of feasible solutions; the creation of solutions; and the testing and evaluation of the solution. In MYP design, a solution can be a model, prototype, product or system independently created and developed by students.
This subject aims to empower students to understand and appreciate the value of being physically active while developing the motivation for making healthy and informed life choices. To this end, physical and health education courses foster the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes contributing to a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
The American School of Bilbao is an IB Continuum School offering the Middle Years Programme.
Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org
Our Model United Nations Club, established in 2014. Come and join us to find out more about our club and its activities.
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Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and the world that they have experienced.